Porsche has released a lengthy video where they present some highlights of the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid.

Porsche has released a lengthy video where they present some highlights of the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid.

Without any doubt the hybrid Panamera isn't your typical Porsche but rest assure that it's built "in the Porsche way" even though it has a 94 bhp (70 kW) electric motor and a 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. These work together with a new V6 3.0-liter gasoline engine developing 316 bhp (235 kW) which results in a combined output of 410 bhp (306 kW).

The car will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 5.5 seconds before hitting a maximum speed of 167 mph (269 km/h) so it's still seriously fast. You will be doing fewer trips to the gas station compared to other Porsche models since the Panamera S E-Hybrid returns an impressive 75.8 mpg US (91.1 mpg UK or 3.1 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of 71 g/km.

In a recent series of test drives with journalists the car returned an average of 53.45 mpg US (64.2 mpg UK or 4.4 liters / 100 km), but one of the vehicles actually returned an impressive 84 mpg US (100 mpg UK or 2.8 liters / 100 km). Four cars were used during the test drive which included 4 miles (6.5 km) of Hockenheim city driving, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) of country roads and 8 miles (13 km) on the Autobahn where they reached speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h). Inside the car there were three to four people using the climate control system.

It can also run solely on electric power between 11 to 22 miles (17.7 – 35.4 km) and can reach a top speed of 83 mph (133 km/h). During the aforementioned test, the four hybrid Panameras had an average zero-emission range of 22.3 miles (36 km).

The highlight of Porsche's hybrid tech development will be revealed next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show when the production-ready 918 Spyder will be finally unveiled after more than three years since the concept was shown.

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